NRFA

National Rural Fire Authority - NRFA

Our goal is to reduce the number and consequence of wildfires in rural areas.
To achieve this, we work throughout the country with a range of organisations
that are invested in managing rural fires.

Alerts & notices

Safety Reminder - February 2014

Checklist for Briefing Crews & Crew Leaders. The briefing may be short or more detailed depending on the situation. ... Read more
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Do I need a fire permit? Fire season status

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April 23, 2014

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Open no fire permit is needed to light a fire in the open air
Restricted a fire permit is required to light a fire in the open air
Prohibited means a ban on the lighting of any fires in the open air
Split There are different fire seasons across areas of this district. Please see notes for further details

Key contacts

This area will show the right people to talk to if you need a permit to light a fire.


Fire weather system: Fire danger today

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  • Composite Fire Danger Class (FDC)

    Composite Fire Danger Class (FDC)

    Indication of the ease of suppression (or the difficulty of control) of fire burning in the predominant local fuel type, i.e. forest, scrub-land or grassland.

  • Forest Fire Danger Class

    Forest Fire Danger Class (FFDC)

    Indication of the ease of suppression (or the difficulty of control) of fire burning in the forest fuel type. For more details refer to the Fire Weather Data Tables

  • Grass Fire Danger Class

    Grass Fire Danger Class (GFDC)

    Indication of the ease of suppression (or the difficulty of control) of fire burning in the grass fuel type. For more details refer to the Fire Weather Data Tables

  • Scrub Fire Danger Class

    Scrub Fire Danger Class (SFDC)

    Indication of the ease of suppression (or the difficulty of control) of fire burning in the scrub fuel type. For more details refer to the Fire Weather Data Tables

  • Fine Fuel Moisture Code (FFMC)
  • Duff Moisture Code (DMC)
  • Drought Code (DC)
  • Initial Spread Index (ISI)
  • Buildup Index (BUI)
  • Fire Weather Index (FWI)
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